Lottery bill clears Mississippi House panel, prospects dim

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi House committee has voted to create a state lottery, but the proposal faces a tough future with opposition from the Republican House speaker.

The Judiciary A Committee on Tuesday changed House Bill 804…

…The committee chairman, Republican Mark Baker of Brandon, says he pushed the change because he wants to keep alive the possibility of a lottery. Tuesday was the first big deadline of the legislative session.